Johnny Isakson

Mark Esper, Joseph Dunford

DoD promises to restart regular press briefings with top officials

In today’s Federal Newscast, Defense Secretary Mark Esper is promising more open communication from the Pentagon.

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Rollout may not be perfect, but VA insists it’s ready for the MISSION Act

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Getty Images/Tasos KatopodisVA Secretary Robert Wilkie (Dec. 19. Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Congress is piling on new initiatives for VA, but IT updates are struggling to keep pace

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Pompeo: State Dept will have ‘every dollar we need to deliver,’ despite cuts in Trump plan

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Forthcoming omnibus may include 3 long-awaited veterans policies

Though lawmakers still haven’t unveiled the final text of an omnibus spending package for the rest of fiscal 2018, veterans organizations and members of…

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Under new accountability act, VA employees fear one mistake will cost them their jobs

Employees say the Veterans Affairs Department’s interpretation of the Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act doesn’t give them enough time to…

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Jon Tester, John Boozman, James Lankford

Lawmakers introduce bill to expand tuition assistance options for military

The bill will allow troops to use tuition assistance for certifications and licensing.

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